EP2352405A2 - Anti-oxidation food preparation device - Google Patents

Anti-oxidation food preparation device

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EP2352405A2
EP2352405A2 EP09825542A EP09825542A EP2352405A2 EP 2352405 A2 EP2352405 A2 EP 2352405A2 EP 09825542 A EP09825542 A EP 09825542A EP 09825542 A EP09825542 A EP 09825542A EP 2352405 A2 EP2352405 A2 EP 2352405A2
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vessel
coupled
food
rectification circuit
food preparation
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EP2352405A4 (en
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Steven Maupin
Lance Johnson
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Lance Johnson
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Priority to US12/266,581 priority Critical patent/US8076620B2/en
Application filed by Lance Johnson filed Critical Lance Johnson
Priority to PCT/US2009/063703 priority patent/WO2010054295A2/en
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Publication of EP2352405A4 publication Critical patent/EP2352405A4/en
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47JKITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES
    • A47J27/00Cooking-vessels
    • A47J27/004Cooking-vessels with integral electrical heating means
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
    • A23BPRESERVING, e.g. BY CANNING, MEAT, FISH, EGGS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, EDIBLE SEEDS; CHEMICAL RIPENING OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLES; THE PRESERVED, RIPENED, OR CANNED PRODUCTS
    • A23B4/00General methods for preserving meat, sausages, fish or fish products
    • A23B4/015Preserving by irradiation or electric treatment without heating effect
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
    • A23LFOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES A23B - A23J; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT; PRESERVATION OF FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS, IN GENERAL
    • A23L3/00Preservation of foods or foodstuffs, in general, e.g. pasteurising, sterilising, specially adapted for foods or foodstuffs
    • A23L3/005Preservation of foods or foodstuffs, in general, e.g. pasteurising, sterilising, specially adapted for foods or foodstuffs by heating using irradiation or electric treatment
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
    • A23LFOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES A23B - A23J; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT; PRESERVATION OF FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS, IN GENERAL
    • A23L3/00Preservation of foods or foodstuffs, in general, e.g. pasteurising, sterilising, specially adapted for foods or foodstuffs
    • A23L3/32Preservation of foods or foodstuffs, in general, e.g. pasteurising, sterilising, specially adapted for foods or foodstuffs by treatment with electric currents without heating effect
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; THEIR TREATMENT, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
    • A23LFOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES A23B - A23J; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT; PRESERVATION OF FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS, IN GENERAL
    • A23L5/00Preparation or treatment of foods or foodstuffs, in general; Food or foodstuffs obtained thereby; Materials therefor
    • A23L5/10General methods of cooking foods, e.g. by roasting or frying
    • A23L5/15General methods of cooking foods, e.g. by roasting or frying using wave energy, irradiation, electrical means or magnetic fields, e.g. oven cooking or roasting using radiant dry heat
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05BELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05B6/00Heating by electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields
    • H05B6/02Induction heating
    • H05B6/10Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications
    • H05B6/12Cooking devices
    • H05B6/1209Cooking devices induction cooking plates or the like and devices to be used in combination with them
    • H05B6/1236Cooking devices induction cooking plates or the like and devices to be used in combination with them adapted to induce current in a coil to supply power to a device and electrical heating devices powered in this way

Abstract

An anti-oxidation food preparation device includes a food preparation vessel having an electrically conductive body and a separate power supplying base. The base generates high frequency AC power that is transferred by a primary coil to as secondary coil maintained by the vessel. A rectification circuit converts the high frequency AC power into a rippled, rectified AC current that is supplied to the electrically conductive body of the vessel so as to create a reducing environment of available electrons for absorption by the food as it is prepared.

Description

ANTI-OXIDATION FOOD PREPARATION DEVICE

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention relates generally to a device for inhibiting the oxidation of food during its preparation. Particularly, the present invention relates to a device for utilizing a rippled, rectified AC current as a source for supplying electrons to food, so as to diminish the oxidation of the food by thermal processes.

BACKGROUND ART

The ingestion of externally generated oxidative food products prepared, or otherwise cooked by a thermal process, such as cooking, cooling, storing, serving, and the like, may be carcinogenic. Such effect is believed to be the result of the depletion of electrons in the food as a result of the thermal excitation and oxidation of the food during preparation. However, by creating a reducing environment where electrons are supplied to the food during its preparation, the oxidative damage, as well as its carcinogenic potential, can be reduced.

To achieve such a result, cookware products have been developed that provides a food carrying vessel that maintains a pair of connection points that supply an electrical potential and electrical current to the food as it is being prepared. However, it would be advantageous to integrate the electron source into the food preparation vessel, such as a pot, rice cooker, slow cooker, grill, pan, coffee carafe, or any other cooking apparatus.

Therefore, there is a need in the art for an anti-oxidation food preparation device that has an integrated electron source. In addition, there is a need for an anti-oxidation food preparation device that supplies electrons to food during its preparation. Additionally, there is a need for an anti-oxidation food preparation device that counteracts the carcinogenic effects that occurs when food is prepared by a thermal process.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

One aspect of the present invention provides a food prepaiation device foi comprising a base maintaining a powei souice configured to generate a first powei signal, a food piepaiation vessel to piepaie food, said vessel maintaining a rectification ciicuit configuied to leceive a second powei signal induced by said first power signal, and a rectification circuit maintained by said vessel and electiically coupled to said vessel, wherein when said rectification en cuit receives said second power signal, said rectification circuit generates a rippled, rectified AC current signal fiom said second powei signal, and supplies it to said vessel so as to cieate a ieducing environment of available electrons foi absoiption by the food earned by the vessel

Another aspect of the piesent invention comprises a method of piepaπng food comprising pioviding an electiically conductive vessel to prepaie food, said vessel including a iectification circuit having a fust and a second connection point electiically coupled to said vessel, said rectification ciicuit tiansforming a high frequency AC signal into a rippled, iectified AC cuπent, and supplying said nppled, iectified AC curient between said first and second connection points so as to cieate a ieducing environment of available elections foi absorption by the food

In still another aspect of the piesent invention piovides a food pieparation device for use with an inductive heating appliance comprising a vessel for piepaiing food, said vessel having a conductive body, wherein said receiving surface maintains a non-conductive coating disposed theieupon, a rectification ciicuit electrically coupled to said body, a fust wπe section embedded within said coating, said fust wire section having each end coupled to said rectification ciicuit, a second wue section embedded within said coating, said second wire section coupled at one end to said first wne section and at the othei end to said rectification circuit, wherein said rectification circuit converts the electrical cuirent induced at the first wire section by the inductive heating appliance into a rippled, rectified AC cuiient that is supplied to said conductive body by said rectification circuit, so as to create a ieducing environment of available elections foi absorption by the food earned by said vessel

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Fig 1 is an elevational view of an anti oxidation food preparation device having a base and an associated food preparation vessel in accordance with the concepts of the present invention,

Fig 2 is a schematic view of a power source maintained by the base, and the rectification circuit maintained by the food preparation device in accordance with the concepts of the present invention,

Fig 3 is a bottom plan view of an alternative embodiment of the anti oxidation food preparation device having a food preparation vessel and rectification circuit in accordance with the concepts of the present invention, and

Fig 4 is a schematic view of the rectification circuit maintained by the food preparation vessel shown in Fig 3 in accordance with the concepts of the present invention

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

An anti oxidation food preparation device m accordance with the concepts of the present invention is generally referred to by the numeral 10, as shown in Fig 1 However, prior to the discussion of the specific aspects of the device 10, it should be appreciated that the term "food preparation" as used herein is defined to include such processes as cooking, cooling, storing, serving, or any other food treatment or process Continuing, the anti-oxidation food preparation device 10 comprises a food preparation vessel 20 having an electrically conductive body 21 that maintains a food preparation surface 22 and a power receiving surface 24 Although, the food preparation vessel 20 is shown as a coffee carafe in Fig 1, it should be appreciated that the food preparation vessel 20 may comprise any desired utensil, of any shape or size, including but not limited to a carafe, a fry pan, a sauce pan, a wok, or the like The vessel 20 is configured to receive power when selectively receives power from a base 30, which includes a power source 110 that supplies high frequency AC current to a primary coil 120 The current through the primary coil 120 induces an AC current in a secondary coil 130 embedded in the power receiving surface 24 of the vessel 20, which delivers the transferred power to a rectification circuit 140. Thus, during operation of the device 10, when the secondary coil 130 is brought into proximity with the primary coil 120 of the power source 110 the primary and secondary 120,130 coils become mutually coupled, thus allowing a current to be induced at the rectification circuit 140. The rectification circuit 140 rectifies the AC current received at the secondary coil 130 and generates a rippled, rectified AC current that flows between spaced connection points denoted "A" and "B" that are electrically coupled to the electrically conductive material comprising the vessel 20. As such the flowing current creates a reducing environment within the food preparation vessel so as to provide a source of electrons, which may be absorbed into the food.

Continuing to Fig. 2, the power source 110 of the anti-oxidation food preparation device 100 comprises an oscillator 200, such as a 555 timer for example, although it is contemplated that any other suitable oscillator circuit may be utilized. Specifically, the oscillator 200 includes a trigger terminal 210, a threshold terminal 220, a discharge terminal 230, a power input terminal 240, a reset terminal 250, an output terminal 260, and a ground terminal 270. Coupled between the discharge terminal 230 and the threshold terminal 220 of the oscillator 200 is a series coupled diode 300 and resistor 310. The diode 300 and resistor 310 are oriented such that the cathode of the diode 300 is coupled to one end of the resistor 310, while the other end of the resistor 310 is coupled to the threshold terminal 220 and the anode of the diode 300 is coupled to the discharge terminal 230. Coupled in parallel with the diode 300 and the resistor 310 at nodes 320 and 330 is a series coupled diode 350 and resistor 360. The diode 350 and the resistor 360 are oriented such that the anode of the diode 350 is coupled to one end of the resistor 360, while the other end of the resistor 360 is coupled to the node 330. Furthermore, the cathode of the diode 350 is coupled to the discharge terminal 230 of the oscillator 200. Also coupled to node 330 is the trigger terminal 210 of the oscillator 200, while the reset terminal 250 and the power input terminal 240 and a power supply 362 are coupled together at a node 370. Coupled between node 320 and node 370 is a resistor 380, while a capacitor 390 is coupled at node 330 and the ground terminal 270 at a node 400 A MOSFET transistor 410 is coupled by its gate terminal G to the output terminal 260 of the oscillator 200 via a resistor 412 Additionally, the coil 120, is coupled between node 370 and the drain terminal D of the transistor 410, while the source terminal S of the transistor 410 is coupled to ground at node 400 As such, the contents of the power source 110 and coil 120 may be maintained within an enclosed housing that may comprise the base 30

The rectification circuit 140 is maintained by the food preparation vessel 20, and in one aspect the rectification circuit 140 may be maintained by a handle maintained by the vessel 20 However, the rectification circuit 140 may be located m any suitable region about the vessel 20 The rectification circuit 140 comprises the secondary coil 130, which is coupled across nodes 410 and 412 As will be discussed, later the secondary coil 130 is configured to be coupled through mutual inductance with the primary coil 120, such that the primary and secondary coils 120,130 function together as a transformer Coupled at its anode to the secondary coil 130 and at its cathode to a node 414 is a schotky diode 420 Coupled in parallel between nodes 414 and 412 are capacitors 430,432 and a zener diode 434 Electrical current from node 414 is supplied to a current regulator 440 The current regulator 440 comprises a transistor 450 and a transistor 452, which may comprise pnp-type bipolar junction transistors (BJT) Although pnp-type BJT transistors are shown, npn BJT transistors, as well as p type or n- type MOSFETS (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors), or a combination of both may also be utilized using known techniques The transistors 450 and 452 are coupled such that the base terminal (B) of transistor 450 is coupled to the emitter terminal (E) of the transistor 452 at a node 454, while the emitter terminal (E) of the transistor 450 is coupled to node 414 Whereas the base terminal (B) of the transistor 452 is coupled to the collector terminal (C) of the transistor 450 at a node 456 In addition, a resistor 460 is coupled between node 456 and the node 412, while a resistor 470 is coupled between node 414 and the node 454 It should be appreciated that the resistance values of resistors 460 and 470 may be changed so that the current supplied from the current regulator 440 may be increased or decreased to a desired level Coupled to the collector (C) terminal of the transistor 452 is the anode of a light emitting diode (LED) 480 During operation of the device 100, the LED 480 illuminates when electrical current is supplied by the regulator 440 of the rectification circuit 140 To enable the electrical current supplied from the regulator 440 to pass through the body 21 of the food preparation vessel 20, connection points A and B are embedded within the vessel 20 Specifically, a connection point A is coupled to node 412, while a connection point denoted B is coupled to the cathode of the LED 480

Thus, during operation of the device 10, the oscillator 200 switches transistor 410 so as to generate a pulse train signal, such as a 40 KHz square wave signal for example, which is supplied to the primary coil 120 However, it should be appreciated that the oscillator 200 may be configured to generate other pulse train waveforms, at other frequencies if desired Next, the food preparation vessel 20 is brought into proximity of the power source 110 maintained by the base 30, so that the secondary coil 130 is adjacent the primary coil 120 so that the coils 120,130 can become mutually coupled Once adjacently arranged, the square wave signal m the primary coil 120 induces a distorted, ringing square wave signal in the secondary coil 130 The ringing square wave signal is then half-wave rectified by the schotky diode 420 of the rectification circuit 140 The capacitor 430 filters the half-wave rectified signal to eliminate a portion of the high frequency components that are superimposed on the half wave rectified signal generated from the ringing As a result, the voltage across the capacitors 430 and 432 comprises a partially rectified AC signal with an amount of ripple superimposed thereupon Furthermore, the capacitor 432 serves to store energy in order to supply power to the regulator 440 to enable the device 10 to continue to provide the anti-oxidation or reducing environment when the food preparation vessel 20 is not adjacent the base 30 In one aspect, the capacity of the capacitor 432 may be configured so that it may provide an amount of energy to power the food preparation vessel 20 for any desired period of time, such as 30-45 minutes for example The zener diode 434 serves as a protection device, and prevents the voltage across the capacitor 432 from rising above the zener voltage of the zener diode 434 The electrical current supplied from the node 414 is then provided to the current regulator 440 where it is adjusted to a desired level for supply to the food preparation vessel 20 via the connection points A and B It should be appreciated that the connection points A and B are spaced apart and electrically coupled to the conductive body 21 of the vessel In one aspect, the connection points A and B may be spaced, such that they are disposed at diametrically opposite sides of the vessel 20, although not required, as the connection points A and B may be located at any point about the body 21 as long as the connection points A and B are spaced apart In addition, the LED 480 is provided to give a visual indication as to when electrical current is being supplied between the connection points A and B, so as to create the reducing environment In addition, the LED 480 also serves as a diagnostic device, such that if the LED 480 fails to light up at all it may be concluded that an electrical fault has occurred within the rectification circuit 140 or that the connection points A and B have become unattached from the food preparation vessel Thus, when the power receiving surface 24 of the food preparation vessel 20 is disposed upon the power source 110, the current regulator 440 is provided with a rippled, rectified AC current, whereas when the food preparation vessel 20 is not disposed upon the power source 110, the current regulator 440 receives a exponentially decaying voltage from the capacitor 432 as it discharges In addition to supplying electrical current to the vessel 20, it should also be appreciated that the power supplied by the connection points A and B may also be utilized to power other auxiliary components, such as timers, lights, voice indicators, or any other electronic item

Another embodiment of the anti-oxidation food preparation device is generally referred to by the numeral 600, as shown m Fig 3 In particular, this embodiment maintains a food preparation vessel 610 that is configured for use with an existing inductive heating or cooking appliance or surface As such, the power souice 110 maintained by the base 30, as discussed above in regard to device 10, is not needed when the food preparation vessel 610 is utilized with an existing inductive heating oi cooking surface Specifically, the food pieparation vessel 610 may comprise any utensil, or item used in the pieparation or cooking of food, including but not limited to a fry pan, sauce pan, wok, carafe for example, which may be configured for use with an induction cooking or heating element As shown in Fig 3, the food prepaiation vessel 610 may comprise a fiy pan having an electrically conductive body 612 and a handle 614, which aie electrically coupled together The body 612 of the vessel 610 includes a power leceiving surface 620 and a food piepaiation suiface 622 Disposed upon the power receiving suiface 620 is an electiically non-conductive layer or dielectric layer of material 630, which is configured to encapsulate a looped wire section 640 and a central wire section 642 The looped wire section 640 is arranged as a loop about the power receiving suiface 620 of the vessel 610, while the cential wire section 642 is coupled at one end to the looped wne section 640 at a connection point denoted "X," which serves as the anode of the device 600 While the wne sections 640 and 642 are electrically isolated from the food preparation vessel 610, it should be appreciated that the connection point X is electrically coupled to the conductive body 612 of the vessel 610 The remaining ends of the central wire section 642 and both ends of the looped wue section 640 aie coupled to a rectification circuit while the other end of the cential wire section 642 is coupled to a rectification circuit 650 It should also be appreciated that the central wire 642 may be eliminated, while still allowing the device 600 to impart the anti-oxidative effects to the food prepaied via the vessel 610

The iectification circuit 650 may be disposed within the handle 614 of the vessel 610, but is not leqmred, and selves to contiol the voltage induced at the looped wire section 640 from the inductive heating oi cooking surface of an inductive appliance (not shown) Specifically, the iectification circuit 650 comprises a budge iectifiei 660 that is coupled to the looped wire section 640 at input terminals 662 and 664, so as to produce a positive and a negative voltage with respect to connection point X In one aspect, the bridge iectifier 660 may comprise a highspeed bridge iectifier, although any other suitable iectifiei may be utilized Coupled to a positive output 662 of the bridge rectifiei 660 is a voltage iegulator 670 while a negative output 672 of the bridge rectifiei 660 is coupled to a voltage regulator 680 In addition, the iegulator 670 is coupled to a node 690 and to a node 692, while the regulator 680 is coupled to the node 692 and to a ground or ieference node 694 Between nodes 692 and 694 aie a series coupled LED (light emitting diode) 700 and resistor 702 that are coupled in parallel with a capacitor 704 The LED 700 may be used in a similai mannei as the LED 480 discussed above with iegard to device 10 In addition, a capacitor 706 is coupled between the node 690 and the giound node 694 Moieover, a current iegulatoi 720 is coupled between node 690 and a connection point designated "Y," which selves as the cathode of the device 600 It should be appieciated that the connection point Y is electrically coupled to the conductive portion of the handle 614 that is also electπcally coupled to the body 612 of the food preparation vessel 610 As such, a cuirent is able to flow between the connection point X and connection point Y via the electiically conductive body 612 of the vessel during the operation of the device 600

Thus, when the power leceiving suiface 620 of the vessel 610 is brought near the inductive cooking or heating appliance, a high frequency alternating current (AC) is induced at the looped wne section 640 of the food preparation vessel 610 The bridge rectifiei 660 of the rectification circuit 650 iectifies the high fiequency alternating cuirent (AC) and outputs a positive voltage and a negative voltage with respect to connection point X It should be appieciated that the rectified voltage is a rippled, iectified AC cuπent The rippled, iectified AC cuiient is then iegulated with the voltage iegulators 670 and 680 to ensure that the rectification ciicuit 650 operates at a maximum fixed voltage, iegaidless of the type of induction cooking oi heating appliance used to supply energy to the cooking vessel 610 The capacitor 704 is coupled across the output of the voltage iegulators 670 and 680, and serves to supply supplemental power to the curient regulator 720 and the LED 700 when the food prepaiation vessel 610 is not leceiving power from the inductive heating or cooking appliance, or when the inductive heating or cooking appliance is turned off during the temperature regulation function of the inductive heating or cooking appliance In one aspect, the iectification circuit 650 may be sealed within the handle 614 of the vessel 610, so as to form an at least water iesistant seal However, the rectification circuit 650 may be associated with any portion of the vessel 610

Electiical cuπent from the current regulatoi 720 enters the conductive body 612 of the cooking vessel 610 via connection point Y and exits at connection point X The current flow between connection points Y and X foims a reducing environment for the food being piepared upon the suiface 622 of the vessel 610 That is, the ieducing environment piovides a souice of available elections, which may be absorbed by the food, thus reducing the amount of oxidation the food is subjected to duiing the pieparation process

In anothei aspect of the present invention, the rectification ciicuit 650 may be modified using known techniques to store eneigy to enable the anti-oxidation process to be carried out when the cooking vessel 610 is not disposed upon the heating or cooking surface of the inductive appliance, oi when the inductive appliance is switched off to iegulate temperature during cooking It will, theiefoie, be appieciated that one advantage of one 01 more embodiments of the present invention is that an anti-oxidation food preparation device that piovides a food preparation vessel conveits a high frequency AC signal into rippled, rectified AC cuiient foi delivery to the vessel so as to piovide a i educing environment of available electrons for absmption by the food Anothei advantage of the piesent invention is that power is transfeired from a base to a iectification ciicuit maintained by the vessel by mutual inductance via coils disposed in the base and the vessel Still anothei advantage of the present invention is that a cuirent regulator maintained by the iectification circuit may be adjusted so that the amount of magnitude of the rippled, rectified AC curient can be altered, to create a ieducing environment having a desired level of available electrons foi absoiption by the food A furthei advantage of the present invention is that the rectification ciicuit may be maintained or otheiwise carried by the vessel

While the invention has been described in complete detail and pictoπally shown in the accompanying drawings it is not to be limited to such details, since many changes and modifications may be made to the invention without departing from the spirit and the scope thereof Hence, it is described to cover any and all modifications and forms that may come withm the language and scope of the attached claims

Claims

CLAlMSWhat is claimed is:
1. A food preparation device for comprising: a base maintaining a power source configured to generate a first power signal; a food preparation vessel to prepare food, said vessel maintaining a rectification circuit configured to receive a second power signal induced by said first power signal; and a rectification circuit maintained by said vessel and electrically coupled to said vessel, wherein when said rectification circuit receives said second power signal, said rectification circuit generates a rippled, rectified AC current signal from said second power signal, and supplies it to said vessel so as to create a reducing environment of available electrons for absorption by the food carried by the vessel.
2. The food preparation device of claim 1, wherein said first power signal comprises a square wave.
3. The food preparation device of claim 1 , wherein said rectification circuit comprises: a coil; a schotky diode arranged in series with one end said coil; and a capacitor arranged in parallel with said coil and said diode, such that the cathode of said diode is coupled to said capacitor to form a first node, and the coupling of said coil with said capacitor forms a second node.
4. The food preparation device of claim 4, further comprising a current regulator coupled to the output of said parallely arranged capacitor to control the magnitude of said current delivered to said vessel.
5. The food preparation device of claim 4, further comprising a first connection point coupled to the output of said current regulator, and a second connection point coupled to said second node, wherein said first and second connection points are electrically coupled to said vessel.
6. Λ method of preparing food comprising: providing an electrically conductive vessel to prepare food, said vessel including a rectification circuit having a first and a second connection point electrically coupled to said vessel; said rectification circuit transforming a high frequency AC signal into a rippled, rectified AC current; and supplying .said rippled, rectified AC current between said first and second connection points so as to create a reducing environment of available electrons for absorption by the food.
7. The method of claim 6, further comprising: controlling the magnitude of said rippled, rectified AC current coupled to said first connection point to a create a reducing environment with a desired level of available electrons for absorption by the food at said supplying step.
8. A food preparation device for use with an inductive heating appliance comprising: a vessel for preparing food, said vessel having a conductive body, wherein said receiving surface maintains a non-conductive coating disposed thereupon; a rectification circuit electrically coupled to said body; a first wire section emhedded within said coating, said first wire section having each end coupled to said rectification circuit; a second wire section embedded within said coating, said second wire section coupled at one end to said first wire section and at the other end to said rectification circuit; wherein said rectification circuit converts the electrical current induced at the first wire section by the inductive heating appliance into a rippled, rectified AC current that is supplied to said conductive body by said rectification circuit, so as to create a reducing environment of available electrons for absorption by the food carried by said vessel.
9. The food preparation system of claim 8, wherein said rectification circuit is integral with said body.
10. The food preparation system of claim 8, wherein said first wire section substantially forms a loop.
1 1. The food preparation system of claim 8, wherein said rectification circuit comprises: a bridge rectifier coupled to each end of said first wire section; a voltage regulator coupled to the output of the bridge rectifier, and to said second wire section; and a current regulator coupled to the output of the voltage regulator; wherein said current regulator supplies said rippled, rectified AC current to said electrically conductive body.
12. The food preparation system of claim 8, further comprising: a capacitor coupled to said voltage regulator to store energy when said vessel does not receive power from the inductive heating appliance.
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